Apache httpd is slow to send the first request bytes through mod_proxy

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  • We have an issue where nearly everytime httpd/mod_proxy to tomcat communication happens, its taking 5 sec for httpd to send the first byte of the request to tomcat


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • JBoss Enterprise Web Server (EWS)
  • Apache httpd
    • mod_proxy

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